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IPR's Monthly Jazz Digest

Spring BlueNotes

Jazz returns to Indiana Public Radio with the spring broadcast of BlueNotes on Saturday, March 31. Join host Larry Beck for a departure from earlier program formats. This month will feature an eclectic mix of contemporary jazz artists with a blend of smooth jazz, funky jazz, R&B inspired jazz, soulful jazz, and even Latin-influenced jazz. Featured musicians include Tierney Sutton, Billy Childs, Tuck & Patti, Joey Calderazzo, Lindsey Webster, Tim Bowman, Randy Brecker, and many others. The program will also include a tribute to the late Nina Simone who was recently inducted into the Rock& Roll Hall of Fame. And, several historic recordings from the jazz archives are included in Classic Jazz Moments.

First Hour


  1. GRP All-Star Big Band – Oleo from GRP All-Star Big Band Live!, GRP 1993
  2. Christian Scott – Kiel from Rewind That, Concord Jazz 2006
  3. Bobby Caldwell – I’ve Got the World on a String from Come Rain or Come Shine, Sin-Drome 1999
  4. Norman Brown – Come Go with Me from Sending My Love, Peak/Concord 2010
  5. Bria Skonberg – Keep Me in the Back of Your Mind from So is the Day, Random Act 2012
  6. Nina Simone – I Loves You Porgy from Little Girl Blue, Bethlehem 1992
  7. Randy & Michael Brecker – Funky Sea, Funky Dew from The Brecker Bros. Collection, Vol 1, BMG/Novus 1990
  8. Brian Culbertson – After Hours from Funky Jazz Party, Blue Moon/Atlantic 1998
  9. Tuck & Patti – Taking the Long Way Home from Taking the Long Way Home, Windham Hill 2000
  10. Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue from Little Girl Blue, Bethlehem 1992
  11. Arturo Sandoval – BeBop from Arturo Sandoval and the Latin Train, GRP 1995


Second Hour


  1. Joey Calderazzo – Mike’s Song from Going Home, Sunnyside 2015
  2. Lindsey Webster – Next to Me from Back to Your Heart, Shanachie 2016
  3. David Sanborn – Hideaway from Straight to the Heart, Warner Bros. 1984
  4. Nina Simone – Mississippi Goddam from Nina Simone Anthology, RCA/BMG 2003
  5. Tim Bowman – Boss from Into the Blue, I.M. Records 2017
  6. Tierney Sutton – Fields of Gold from The Sting Variations, BFM Jazz 2016
  7. Billy Childs – Rebirth from Rebirth, Mack Avenue 2017
  8. Nina Simone – Papa, Can You Hear Me? from A Single Woman, Elektra 1993
  9. Christian McBride Big Band – In a Hurry from The Good Feeling, Mack Avenue 2011

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